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How You Can Tell Your Water Heater Is Beyond Repair

January 17th, 2022

leaking-water-heaterIt would be nice if you could purchase a water heater once and then never have to worry about it again. It would work perfectly for the rest of the time you owned your house. This isn’t the case, but many homeowners treat their water heater as if it were immortal and let an old one linger long past the point where it should’ve gotten replaced.

We want to help you know when it’s best to leave aside continuing repairs on your home’s water heater and instead invest in a replacement. When it comes to water heaters in Plattsburgh, NY, we’re the experts you can trust for honest advice and great service. 

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Here’s Why You Aren’t Getting the Performance You Need Out of Your Furnace

January 3rd, 2022

woman-in-sweaterCold weather and snowy nights may produce images of hot cocoa and a warm fireplace, but frigid nights are anything but pleasant when your furnace isn’t working properly.

Instead of shivering underneath piles of blankets or trying to fix the furnace yourself, Red Rock Mechanical, a heater service in Plattsburg, NY, can troubleshoot and repair common furnace malfunctions, including…

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Here’s Why You Aren’t Getting the Performance You Need From Your Furnace

December 20th, 2021

woman-in-sweaterIt’s frustrating, not to mention uncomfortable, to have the winter start only to discover your home’s furnace can’t battle the cold the way it’s supposed to. It’s running, you can feel heat coming from the vents, but the house still seems colder than the setting on the thermostat. You’re layering up more and piling on the blankets when this was never the case before.

What’s going on?

We’ll try to answer that question in the post—several answers, since we don’t know which one applies to your furnace. If basic troubleshooting won’t correct the problem, the way to get to the bottom of your furnace’s poor performance is to call us for professional heater service in Plattsburgh, NY.

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How to Deal With an Overflowing Toilet

December 6th, 2021

toilet-with-button-flushAlthough there are more serious plumbing emergencies that can strike a house, the overflowing toilet is the one that causes the most sudden and panicked response. We don’t blame people for getting a bit freaked out when something like this happens.

We have good news, which is that it isn’t as difficult to deal with an overflowing toilet as it might seem. You may need to call for a professional plumber in Essex, VT to help with repairs, but with some quick thinking and a few steps, you can stop the immediate emergency and give yourself time to breathe. You can always trust our plumbers to be ready to help with whatever plumbing trouble you have, no matter the time of the day or night. 

Anyway, on to what you can do about that overflowing toilet.

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6 Signs You May Need to Get a New Furnace

November 22nd, 2021

rustic-furnaceOne of the most important facts you need to know about your home’s gas furnace is when to have it replaced. No powerful appliance like a furnace can last forever and, considering our extreme winter weather, it’s amazing most furnaces last for as long as they do. At a certain point, you’ll need to make the choice to stop arranging for furnace repair in Burlington, VT and instead invest in getting a new furnace installed. This is a big step, one you won’t want to take lightly. We can help you to make the choice, and we’ll start with this post.

This isn’t an exhaustive list of signs your furnace is retirement-ready, but it’ll help you get an idea of when to call us for a professional opinion.

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Haven’t Scheduled Heating Maintenance Yet? Now Is the Time!

November 8th, 2021

service-reminder-clockWe always recommend that homeowners arrange for heating maintenance during the fall. We’re deep into the fall now—it’s past Halloween—and the temperatures are making their slow and sure drop down to what will eventually be the full cold of winter. So if you haven’t gotten your heating maintenance done yet, right now is a great time to have it done.

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Tips for Keeping the Garbage Disposal Healthy This Holiday Season

October 25th, 2021

Halloween is the signal for the big end-of-the-year holiday flood to start, with major holidays arriving at the end of both November and December, all of which involve feasting and guests. If you are entertaining in your home this year, you can expect your kitchen to handle an enormous workload, probably more than it experiences at any other time of the year. Making sure all your kitchen plumbing is in good shape to handle the pressure can help make the holiday season far more enjoyable for your and your guests.

There’s one part of your kitchen plumbing that needs specific attention at this time of year because it’s most vulnerable to failures: the garbage disposal. If you have an old and often faulty garbage disposal, we strongly recommend you get a new garbage disposal in Williston, VT. That’s a job we can do for you. If your garbage disposal is still in good shape, we have some important tips to help you keep it that way.

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Reasons You Have Low Water Pressure Around Your House

October 11th, 2021

faucet-drippingIf you’ve ever tried to take a shower in a house with low water pressure, you’ll know how difficult it is. But this is only one of many annoyances that low water pressure can cause. Trying to get many basic household tasks done, like cooking and cleaning, become much more difficult when the water from the faucets only trickles out. 

The lack of convenience isn’t the only trouble with low water pressure: it often indicates something worse is going on in the household plumbing. When low water pressure strikes your house, you may need to call for a professional plumber in Plattsburgh, NY. Below we’ll look at possible causes of low water pressure to help you know what next steps to take.

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Need a New Sink? Here’s Why You Should Call a Professional Plumber!

September 27th, 2021

woman-washing-hands-at-sinkYou’re facing a big kitchen plumbing project: you need to get a new sink. Because… 

  • The old sink is cracked or leaking and you think it’s beyond repair.
  • You’re looking for a sink with better features, like dual basins.
  • You want an attractive update to an older kitchen.

Whatever the reason you want a new kitchen sink, you’re feeling a bit stressed about doing the job yourself. Good news! You don’t have to. When it comes to kitchen plumbing in Plattsburgh, NY, you can always hire a professional plumber to handle your kitchen sink installation. In fact, you should

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End of Summer Question: How Long Will Your AC Last?

September 13th, 2021

air-conditioner-white-bgNo air conditioning system will run year after year—there is no “endless summer” when it comes to an AC. An air conditioner that receives regular maintenance each year and has repairs done promptly as needed can put in many years of effective and efficient cooling. But eventually it will reach a point where its performance falters and it costs too much to run, and it’s best to replace it with a new system before it suffers an emergency breakdown. 

This brings up one of the Big Questions about residential air conditioning: How long can you expect your central air conditioner to last? You want to know when it’s time to plan for a new AC installation and leave aside scheduling air conditioning repair in Essex, VT.

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